Hispanic Chamber receives grant to create literacy center

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin has received a $25,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which will allow the organization to create the UPS Global Economic Literacy Center, a fully equipped training lab that will strengthen the organization’s commitment to the growth of Hispanic-owned and other small business ventures.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities,” Ken Sternad, president of the UPS Foundation said. “We are proud to support the HCCW’s efforts in meeting the needs of a rapidly growing group of Hispanic and other small business entrepreneurs.”

The UPS Global Economic Literacy Center will be designed with state-of-the-art computer and business software that will provide emerging and existing business owners with hands-on training in multiple areas of developing successful businesses. The Center will be located in the lower level of The Hispaic Chamber of Commerce building located at1021 W. National Ave.

 “The HCCW plays a critical role in the success of Hispanic and other small businesses through the implementation of business development and technical assistance services designed to improve the managerial, marketing and other business skills of Hispanic and other small business entrepreneurs,” said Maria Monreal-Cameron chamber president and chief executive officer. “On behalf of the HCCW Board, staff and most importantly the clients who will directly benefit from this meaningful investment, we thank UPS for their generous support which strengthens our on-going and significant impact in the business world.”

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